London, Singapore – Standard Chartered has appointed Amit Puri as Global Head, Sustainable Finance, leading a key part of the team lead by Marisa Drew who joined Standard Chartered as Chief Sustainability Officer in July.
Based in London, Amit reports to Marisa and leads the Bank’s Sustainable Finance and Environmental & Social Risk teams globally. They support clients of the bank’s Corporate, Commercial and Institutional Banking (CCIB) division in meeting their sustainability objectives through providing financial products and solutions underpinned by robust ESG risk management.
Amit has more than 20 years’ experience in banking and financial services across a variety of disciplines – Corporate Finance, ESG Risk, Tax and General Management. He joined Standard Chartered in 2004 and most recently led the Environmental and Social Risk Management team which analyses and assesses potential ESG risk with the bank’s clients and transactions.
Amit is Chair of the Equator Principles Association and contributes regularly to Industry initiatives and programs to advance ESG objectives. He is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor, Attorney at Law (New York) and holds an LLB in Law and European Law from Queen Mary University of London.
Marisa Drew said: “Amit’s deep experience which spans client coverage, corporate finance and environmental and sustainability risk management means that he is ideally suited to take on the new position heading up Sustainable Finance. Our Sustainable Finance team is a core component of our leading sustainability franchise and I look forward to Amit bringing his unique skills and experience to bear to serve our clients and drive the delivery of our sustainability commitments. Amit’s career ascension is a testament to Standard Chartered’s ambition to identify and promote its top talent into leadership roles and I am delighted to welcome him to the CSO Management Team.”
Standard Chartered created the Sustainable Finance banking team in 2018, as demand from clients and the bank’s own sustainability goals led to the development new products and solutions that incorporate environmental, social and governance considerations, and investors increasingly demanded sustainable finance assets.
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